Against The Wind chords
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
- Against The Wind was written by Bob Seger. It was recorded over a two year period and was featured on his 11th studio album of the same name with backing from The Silver Bullet Band and backing vocals from Eagles member, Glenn Frey.
- Recorded: 1980 - Criteria Studios, North Miami, Florida.
- Released: April, 1980
- Music: Key of G Major in 4/4 time at 110 bpm (♩)
- Chords: G, Bm, C, D, Em, Am
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open X: Don't play string B: Bass Note
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Intro: 4/4 - Medium Rock Beat | | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | G Bm 1. It seems like yes-te-rday But it was long a-go C G Ja-ney was love-ly, she was the queen of my nights D C There in the dark-ness with the ra-di-o play-in' low G Bm And the se-crets that we shared The moun-tains that we moved C G Caught like a wild-fire out of con-trol C D Till there was noth-in' left to burn and noth-ing left to prove | 𝄎 | Em D G And I re-mem-ber what she said to me Em D G How she swore that it nev-er would end Em D C I re-mem-ber how she held me oh so tight C D Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then G Bm C G Chorus: A-gainst the wind We were run-nin' a-gainst the wind C Bm Am C G We were young and strong, we were run-nin' a-gainst the wind G | (wind) | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | G Bm 2. And the years rolled slow-ly past And I found my-self a-lone C G Sur-round-ed by stran-gers I thought were my friends D C I found my-self fur-ther and fur-ther from my home and I G Bm Guess I lost my way There were oh so ma-ny roads C G I was liv-ing to run and run-nin' to live C D Ne-ver wor-ried a-bout pay-ing or e-ven how much I owed | 𝄎 | Em D G Mov-in' eight miles a min-ute for months at a time Em D G Break-in' all of the rules that would bend Em D C I be-gan to find my-self search-in' C D Search-in' for shel-ter a-gain and a-gain G Bm C G Chorus: A-gainst the wind A lit-tle some-thing a-gainst the wind C Bm Am C G I found my-self seek-ing shel-ter a-gainst the wind | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | 𝄎 | G Bm C G D C Instr:‖ | 𝄎 | | 𝄎 | | | | ‖ G Bm C G C D ‖ | 𝄎 | | 𝄎 | | | | | 𝄎 ‖ Em D G Well those drift-ers days are past me now Em D G I've got so much more to think a-bout Em D C Dead-lines and com-mit-ments C D What to leave in, what to leave out G Bm C G Chorus: A-gainst the wind I'm still run-nin' a-gainst the wind C Bm Am C G I'm old-er now but still run-ning a-gainst the wind | 𝄎 | C Bm D Well I'm old-er now, and still run-nin' | 𝄎 | C G 𝄆 A-gainst the wind A-gainst the wind 𝄇... repeat to fade - ad lib
Born: Robert Clark Seger on May 6, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
Occupation: Singer songwriter, musician
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, piano
Music Styles: Rock, heartland rock, hard rock, rock and roll, pop rock, psychedelic rock (early), acid rock (early), blues rock (early Active Years: 1961–1996, 2000–present
Associations: Glenn Frey, Eagles, Ted Nugent, Kiss, Shaun Murphy, The Silver Bullet Band, Muscle Shoals, lhythm Section, Little Feat, Kid Rock, Grand Funk, Railroad, 3 Doors Down, Rod Stewart
- Written by Bob Seger and released in 1980 as the second single from his album of the same name.
- The song reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
- Bob Seger's album "Against the Wind" was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 1981: Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male, and Best Album Package. While it didn't win in these categories, the nominations speak to the album's quality and influence.
- The album was a commercial success, reaching the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart. The song itself became one of Bob Seger's signature tracks and contributed significantly to the album's popularity.
- The song is about the journey of life and the challenges that we all face. The title refers to the idea of facing adversity head-on and not giving up on your dreams.
- Features a beautiful piano solo by Drew Abbott.
- Covered by many artists, including Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, and Alison Krauss.
- The song was inspired by Seger's own experiences of growing up in Detroit and coming of age in the 1960s.
- The song has been used in many movies and television shows, including "The Big Chill" and "The Wonder Years.
- The song is considered to be one of the greatest rock songs of all time.